With a background of looking at businesses to find their flaws and what they do well, those that stand out to me consistently delivered customer service fundamentals. Despite a competitive market, they've continued to grow their businesses by focusing on their customer's experience with their … [Read more...] about Are Customer Service Fundamentals Necessary?
Whether you are in good times or bad, managing people is one of the biggest challenges any business owner faces. What costs your business the most is getting the most from your team. Recruiting, hiring, and then retaining people who can be long term contributors isn't an easy task to pull off under … [Read more...] about What Costs Your Business The Most?
I started playing the guitar when I was about 12. I fell in love with it and played nearly every day. In those days, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and the Beatles were among the day's rock musicians. One of my favorites was the Beatles. I loved playing the songs and found it pretty easy, … [Read more...] about Leadership is Like Playing the Guitar
Every business owner who has hired a lot of people can tell story after story. We all have them. We've all heard the statement, hire for attitude, and train on skills. A few things are clear: when you hire someone with a good attitude, it usually offers you a better employee. I'll take someone with … [Read more...] about Hire Only People Who Have Demonstrated Integrity